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"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
We are no longer orphans because of what God did for us. With one simple act of obedience our sins were forgiven at the cross. So what are we doing with the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ? Our family has decided to take a step of faith and do what He's called us to do, to take care of widows and orphans. Our journey starts with adoption.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Presidential Dispensation June 25!

How do I even begin to tell you how it feels to have our paperwork signed by the President of Haiti???  It's just not explainable.....our paperwork has now entered the Haitian court system and the projected home coming date is by Christmas!!!

I was just going about my daily business, actually that's a lie, I wasn't going about my daily business at all I was doing the grocery shopping with my kids, which I very rarely do so it wasn't daily business for us, it's just so much easier without them but we really needed food and I wanted to spend the evening with my family instead of filling my trolley with food (do you get the irony here? filling my trolley with food....anyway I digress) I had just purchased five new pillows for our five kids and was about to head on over to Walmart for one last errand before Woodman's (I know, I said grocery shopping but that means errands as well!) when my phone rang.  It was Joe, no big deal right, my hubby was wondering where the heck we were cause we weren't at home.  

Joe:  "Our kids are out of IBRD!!!"
Me: mind couldn't quite process what was being said (actually shouted down the phone with a lot of excitement) "Our kids..." well our kids are in the van with me, my heart was skipping some beats so I checked to see if in fact my kids were in the van with me, yep they were, right were I left them last, "...are out of IBRD", what the heck is IBRD???  OH I GET IT!!!!  Our Haitian babies paperwork had been signed and was now out of IBESR.  "What!?!?!??!"   (I had worked it out by this stage but my mouth hadn't quite caught up to my brain at that point and I said what!)
Joe:  "Michelle called and our kids are out of IBRD!!!"
Me:  "Whooooooooooo, Whoooooooooo,  Whoop Whoop!!!  Seriously???  Our paperwork is signed?  That's such great news, I can't believe it, actually I can, God is soooooo good!  Whooooooo! do you know?"
Joe:  "Michelle called me at work and left a message because you weren't at home."

And on it goes, with a bunch for whoo hooos and shouting and questions that Joe couldn't answer because it was just a message he listened to and I just couldn't wait to get home and call Michelle!  It was the fastest shopping trip ever and I'm pretty sure the kids think I'm crazy.  The kids that were in the van with me that is.  

So that's where we're at as of right now.  I can't wait to wrap my arms around those two babies again, our October mission trip just can't come quick enough.  As far as the rest of the process it looks like the paperwork goes through the courts pretty quickly but then it goes into MOI (Ministry of the Interior) which has a bit of a backlog right now which is holding things up.  After that it looks like the kids get their passports and 6-8 weeks from getting their passports we go get 'em!  The kids that is and their passports!

Thanks for praying and journeying with us.


  1. Joe & Carleigh - Such great news and Prais God!! I had my "Favorites" deleted from my computer and I lost your link for several months. You were on our mind and prayers though so it is with joy that I read your post! We are so happy to hear your progress and are excited to continue to partner with you and your family. May God continue to bless this journey and may you bring those kids home soon! Praise God!

    Jeff Rau
    Hillcrest Bible Church

  2. Thanks Jeff! Bummer about your favourites. Our church is taking a team down to the Orphanage in October and I get to go too!!! I can't wait to get my hands on those babies again!!!

  3. This blog made me giggle! I love it!! With all of these acronyms I have found myself making up new ones along the way. Too funny! Thanks for sharing your journey. Praying for the day you get to scoop those babies up on American soil in your own home!!